Saturday, November 14, 2015


I am not going to try to explain how I feel right now because I wouldn't be able to. Too many emotions to express.
This is my last week in the mission. I will continue to strive each day to give all of my heart, might, mind and strength to the Lord and His work. Not just through this week, but forever. I thank my Heavenly Father for His goodness and mercy, and for the many, many blessings He has given me. My heart is filled with gratitude for my mission. It truly has been the best 18 months =)
This past week was really great! Yesterday we got to translate for doctors wayyyy out in the countryside. It was quite a muddy hike making it out to the clinic.
We are teaching a really awesome man. His name is Nielson. We found him while we were visiting a member named Franklin. Franklin is really special. He has to use a wheel chair and has a speech disability, but he has so much knowledge about the gospel and is the happiest man I have ever met. If we all sang hymns with such enthusiasm as Franklin, the world would be a lot happier.

The first time we met Nielson we asked him if he would wheel Franklin to church because Franklin hasn't had someone to take him for a long time. He lives a good ways a way so that's a pretty big commitment. Ever since he has brought Franklin to church, he says he feels in his heart our message is true. He has a lot of faith. He plans to be baptized at the end of this month.
I love you all very much! Have a great week!
Hermana Hansen

Photos from our day translating for doctors


So I don't know if I've ever told you guys but I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.
This past Sunday I was really reminded of that. I had been fasting. Our district was fasting to be guided to those prepared to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also decided to dedicate my fast as a fast of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for my mission. As I did that, Sunday in church I had this overwhelming feeling of love for this work, for this country, for the people, and for my mission. 

I love it. I cannot describe how much I love it. There is nothing better than being in the service of the Lord.

I love you all!!!
Hermana Hansen

Sunday, November 1, 2015


This week was another great week. Today we traveled far far far out into the countryside and explored some really cool caves. We got really muddy. haha. It was fun to go hiking. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera cord so pictures will have to wait until next week.

Being a missionary is something really special. I was reading a conference talk the other day by President Russell M. Nelson called "Ask the Missionaries, They Can Help You," (at least I believe that would be the English translation). It reminded me that being a missionary is a sacred privilege.  I can't quite express how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to serve as a full time missionary. 

I have been remembering why I decided to serve a mission. I am serving a mission because I have witnessed the joy, fulfillment and peace the gospel, and specifically the atonement has had on my life and on my family. I truly want others to have those same blessings. There is nothing better than being in the service of the Lord no matter what phase of our lives we are in or what calling we may have.

This week we taught a really special women. This past year she lost her brother due to a tragic accident. We taught her about the plan of salvation and how she can be together with her brother and family again and forever. At the end of the lesson we asked if we could set another appointment with her. She said Saturday would work because that is when her mom would be there. She wanted us to share the same message with her mom so that she too could find peace and healing. That is what we do when the Spirit touches our hearts and the Savior begins to heal us. We have a deep desire to share it with others. "When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren," Luke 22:32

I love you all!!!! I invite each of you this week to find ways to share blessings you have with others. As you do, you will see God using you to bless others and He will also bless you abundantly.

Hermana Hansen

Thursday, October 22, 2015

10/19/2015 No Photos :-(

This week was great. It was a week of just pure missionary work. No extra meetings, no exchanges just proselyting. It was awesome.  Also, I love Hermana Quezada. She is an incredible sister.  I love Dominican culture.

Yesterday we spent all afternoon with the new branch president and his wife and visited people. They are incredible. I realized how quickly we have gotten to know Monte Plata, and I love it here.
This morning I had a really cool study about covenants. Specifically how the covenants we make to the Lord can help us in our service to Him. I was thinking about obedience. Sometimes we obey because we fear the consequence or we want blessings. It is better to obey because we love whom we serve. I thought about the love that has grown for my parents since I have been on my mission and how much I desire to serve them. I am striving to develop that type of love for my Heavenly Father--obey not because I believe it is my duty, but simply because I love Him. I do love Him and His work and His children.
Hermana Hansen

10/12/2015 No Time to Write!!!

I had an awesome week. My new companion is Hermana Quezada. She is from the Dominican Republic. She is awesome and I am so excited to be working with her! She arrived to the mission last week, but is already a fantastic missionary!
I have no time to write, but this week was awesome! We taught a woman I had felt inspired to contact. Hermana Quezada very boldly invited her to be baptized. Leidi said that she knew we were sent from God because just the night before she had decided she needed to be baptized. I know this is the Lords work. I feel privileged that He uses us to be instruments in His hands.
I love you all!!!

Hermana Hansen

Hermana Quezada

Thursday, October 8, 2015


This was another great week.

Hermana Lang is going home tomorrow so we had lots of meetings. We live a good 3 hours away from the office so there was a lot of time in the guagua (bus) and waiting in the office. But then we had GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!!! WOOHOOO!! I loved it. I loved the theme of self improvement. When we ask our Heavenly Father what we can do to improve, He will guide us. AND when we listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost we will see miracles. 

I love this work. I know it is the work of the Lord. When we trust in Him and follow the commandments He can use us to bless the lives of others.

We are helping a really special family right now. Olga and Yoel and there two kids Ashli and Christian. Their lives are changing as they put into practice the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that can be true for all of us.
I love you all!!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

Hermana Hansen

El Campo, the countryside

Amalia, The best ward mission leader!

Hainamosa Zone

Sweet family of Elias y Maria, minus Jesus and Elias

Chelsi, so CUTE!!

Juan and Elibel

Olga & Yoel with children Ashli & Christian


Fritos & Pasta, My favorite






District Hainamosa

Sister Zone leaders of the Hainamosa Zone

Hermana Valdez

Hermana Anderson

Training Leaders

Familia Cabrera

Familia Ascensio


Hermana Lang, 3 years a convert celebration!!

Mi compa, Hermana Lang

Hermana Lang is going home.  I will miss her.

9/28/2015 Monte Plata

This week was great. I am loving it here in Monte Plata. I love being in the campo (country). The branch here is struggling a lot, and the attendance is A LOT lower than it should be. We are focusing on visiting the members and helping them come to church. The stake leaders are helping us significantly. This branch has a long way to go but I know with lots of love and work and faith the Lord can work miracles. I am excited to keep working here. 
Sorry I can’t send more pictures today. My computer freaks out when I plug in my camera. 
Also Vilma and Tiffany from the family Compres were baptized!!!! I am so happy! I am sad that I couldn’t go because I was too far away but am so happy that Vilma and Tiffani and the whole family were able to take this step. 
I love you all sooooo much! I am reminded every day that the Lord is watching out for us. He loves us so very much and when we have faith and we seek Him He will work miracles in our lives. That I know to be true. I love you all so much!!!

Hermana Hansen

Familia Compres with Hermana Fife
Vilma and Tiffani were baptized and
Miguel is going to church every week!